Sunday, 27 May 2018

All The Fabrics

I've been busy with some rather glorious barkcloth,



waxed canvas, wool and rivets! 
All in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Me-Made-May Week Two

Day 8 of Me-Made-May  red linen dress from Sew Chic Happy Homemade, the third one I made with the same pattern means it's fast to get made.

Day 9.   Grainline Studio Linden t-shirt, made on my overlocker.

Day 10.   Ginger Jeans no.1 from Closet Case Patterns in an excellent denim from Fancy Silk Store.  Self drafted t-shirt made from a fabulous vintage barkcloth curtain.

Day 11.   Silk skirt that I bough at Birmingham Rag Market as a dress for a fiver, fully lined, I just chopped the top  off and stitched on some elastic.  It has pockets!

Day 12.  Ginger jeans no.2 again the denim was from Fancy Silk Store.  Self drafted Nano Iro double gauze shirt.  Lucca shawl by Jared Flood knit in Fyberspates Royal Wedding - the previous one!

Day 14.  Another Grainline Studio Linden t-shirt again made completely on my overlocker.

Monday, 14 May 2018

London Underground Moquette

I've been working on a bit of London Underground Victoria Line original moquette, it's basically carpet so a bit of a pig to work with but lasts forever this time I've gone for thicker navy handles, its over in the Etsy shop.

I'm on a bit of a jeans kick lately, 2 pairs of Ginger Jeans made and another cut out.  I've got a lot of different denims in my studio and decided I'd try putting some together in my cross back aprons.  This one has two types, orange top stitching and jeans style pockets.

I'm rather in love with one, 8 types of denim and my favourite pinstripe - 1980's - down the back edge, yellow top stitching and again jeans shape pockets.

Finally a shot denim, a navy and sparky teal weave so it shimmers with movement, this usual original design  with big rounded pockets.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Me Made May 2018

I thought I would give Me Made May a go this year and here's the first week of completely me made outfits, more photos on my Instagram - didyoumakeityourself.  Day 1 is a corduroy Farrow Dress from Grainline Studio, Pilvi jacket made up in a vintage wool blanket from Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style, Ten Ten wrap in Jamieson's of Shetland by Olgajazzy.

Day 2 is another Pilvi, this time in a vintage Harris Tweed and lined, Esme shirt from Everyday Style again and my first pair of Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Patterns.  I am also wearing hand knit socks of course.  Scarf is from Nielanell on Shetland.

Day 3 in the Big Smoke, Tamarack jacket from Grainline Studio again made from an old curtain and lined with an old bed sheet!  My second pair of Ginger Jeans - pink top stitching,  Summer Sky shawl knit in the fabulous Home Farm Wensleydale and self drafted navy linen shirt.

Extra shot just because it's glorious.

Day 4 No.2 Ginger Jeans, self drafted red linen shirt.

Red hot day 5, linen dress with pockets from  a Japanese sewing book, Happy Homemade Sew Chic.

Day 6, same dress but without pockets in a fabulous silk brocade I got in Milan.

Day 7, same dress again in a yellow linen, red Noro i-cord on the head phones,
 on the daily commute!